Business Wire

IBC Awards Judges honour Econet for TV everywhere in sub-Saharan Africa

Del

Audiences everywhere now expect to be able to access content on any device, at any location, at any time. Realising this ambition, Econet Media, which serves southern Africa, is to be the recipient of the Judges’ Prize at IBC2018.

Kwesé Play is a streaming service which is widely available and offers a rich mix of local and international content, including an exclusive partnership with Netflix. The challenge for Econet Media was to develop a service which provided access across all types of OTT devices, but particularly to mobile devices in a geography in which fixed broadband is very limited. It needed to present this in a form that was accessible, secure to protect the owners of the intellectual property, affordable in the context of sub-Saharan Africa, and practical to use.

“Kwesé Play is a game-changer, bringing sport and entertainment to viewers in a part of the world which has been hard to serve,” said Michael Lumley, Chair of the IBC Judging Panel. “In our discussions, we recognised that the way the technology partners had collaborated on this project was innovative and successful, but we also felt that the outcome transcended the technology, delivering social change by connecting local people to global content.”

The technology partners which worked with Econet to develop the Kwesé Play platform include Verimatrix for its security technology, AWS Elemental for encoding the content to a single streaming format and DRM, and Roku for developing a player which would interpret this unified stream on any device.

“The IBC Awards are highly regarded across the broad sweep of our industry,” Lumley added. “We are pleased to recognise the social as well as technical importance of this project.”

The IBC2018 Judges’ Prize will be presented to Econet Media as part of the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 16 September at 18:30 in the RAI Auditorium. The ceremony, which will also see the IBC International Honour for Excellence presented to a very special guest from Sesame Street, is free to all IBC visitors. Show your badge on arrival and arrive early to guarantee your seat.

## ENDS ##

Notes to Editors:

For more information about IBC2018 visit: show.ibc.org

About IBC

IBC is the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show, attracting 57,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries and combining a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that showcases 1,700+ leading industry suppliers of state-of-the-art technology. In addition to the world-class exhibition and conference, IBC also encompasses the IBC Daily, IBCTV and IBC365.

IBC365 provides year-round insight and opinion into the hot topics and key trends from leading industry journalists, along with insightful whitepapers, peer reviewed technical papers, highly engaging webinars and an expansive video library.

IBC2018 Dates

Conference: 13 - 17 September 2018
Exhibition: 14 - 18 September 2018

For more information about IBC2018 visit: show.ibc.org/

Contact information

IBC
Louise Wells, Bubble Agency
E: louisew@bubbleagency.com
T: +44 7718 985 252

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

IFF to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results February 1322.1.2019 21:15Pressemelding

Regulatory News: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris: IFF) (TASE: IFF), a leading innovator of scent, taste, and nutrition, announced that it will release its fourth quarter and full year 2018 earnings results following the market close on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The management team will host a live webcast on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss results and outlook with the investor community. Investors may access the live webcast and accompanying slide presentation on the Company's website at ir.iff.com. For those unable to listen to the live webcast, a recorded version will be made available for replay. Meet IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris: IFF) (TASE: IFF) is a leading innovator of scent, taste, and nutrition, with over 110 manufacturing facilities, 100 R&D centers, and 33,000 customers globally. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking “what i

Gilead Sciences to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results on Monday, February 4, 201922.1.2019 21:05Pressemelding

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) announced today that its fourth quarter and full year 2018 financial results will be released on Monday, February 4, after the market closes. At 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Gilead’s management will host a conference call to discuss the company’s financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2018 and provide a business update. The live webcast of the call can be accessed at the company’s Investors page at http://investors.gilead.com/. Please connect to the company’s website at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be required to listen to the webcast. Alternatively, please call 877-359-9508 (U.S.) or 224-357-2393 (international) and dial the conference ID 3826138 to access the call. Telephone replay will be available approximately two hours after the call through 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, February 6, 2019. To access the replay, please call 855-859-2056 (U.S.) or 404-537-3406 (int

Oxford Nanopore Prevails in Patent Ruling against Pacific Biosciences22.1.2019 17:04Pressemelding

Today the European Patent Office revoked Pacific Biosciences patent EP3045542 with claims to a single molecule sequencing process wherein two strands of DNA are linked by a connecting nucleic acid. The validity of the patent had been challenged by Oxford Nanopore. The EPO ruled that the claims to a single molecule sequencing process were unsupported in the application and that the application only supported a template-directed synthesis sequencing method. As Pacific Biosciences were unwilling to accept this change, the patent was revoked. The decision by the EPO is consistent with a recent decision by the International Trade Commission (ITC) to limit the claims of a related Pacific Biosciences US patent to template-directed synthesis. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190122005733/en/ Contact information Oxford Nanopore Zoe McDougall media@nanoporetech.com Website: https://nanoporetech.com/

Värde Partners Names New Partners, Additional Deputy CIO22.1.2019 17:00Pressemelding

Värde Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Elena Lieskovska and Haseeb Malik to Partner, and the promotion of Brad Bauer to Deputy Chief Investment Officer. “It gives me great pleasure to announce the promotions of three individuals who have been instrumental in the success of our firm through their investing expertise, leadership and integrity,” said George Hicks, Co-Founder and CEO of Värde Partners. “Brad, Elena and Haseeb have all made significant contributions to Värde’s culture, global presence, and, most importantly, delivering returns to our investors.” Based in London, Elena is Head of European Financial Services, responsible for Värde’s private equity investments in specialty finance companies and related businesses in Europe. She joined the firm in 2008 and over the past decade has helped establish the firm as a leader in the consumer finance space, building large credit platforms. Haseeb is Head of Asia Corporate and Traded Credit. Based in Singapore since the

Citi Announces Inaugural Green Bond Issuance22.1.2019 17:00Pressemelding

Citi today announced the issuance of the firm’s first green bond, further enhancing its commitment to environmental and climate finance. The bond will fund renewable energy, sustainable transportation, water quality and conservation, energy efficiency and green building projects financed as part of Citi’s $100 billion Environmental Finance Goal. In the deal, which priced on 22nd January 2019, Citi issued €1 billion 3-year fixed rate notes. The transaction marks the first green bond offering from Citigroup Inc. “We are proud to start the year with the launch of our inaugural green bond,” said Jamie Forese, President of Citigroup and Head of the Institutional Clients Group. “This transaction represents an important next step in expanding Citi’s commitment to sustainable growth. This bond also further enhances our green bond expertise, strengthens our partnerships with clients around the world and responds to increasing investor interest in sustainable finance.” In 2015, Citi announced a

NGINX Has Modernized Full API Lifecycle Management22.1.2019 15:44Pressemelding

NGINX, Inc., the company based on the popular open source project and offering a suite of technologies designed to develop and deliver modern applications, today announced general availability of its API Management Module. The API Management Module for NGINX Controller is part of the NGINX Application Platform, a modular and integrated set of technologies to help organizations create applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale. The NGINX API management solution enables infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams to define and publish APIs, manage traffic to and secure backend applications, monitor performance issues, and analyze API usage. NGINX API Management Module is built on an innovative architecture that provides three unique benefits: Proven – NGINX combines new control-plane functionality with the raw power and efficiency of NGINX Plus, the industry’s most deployed API gateway. NGINX software powers more than 350 million websites and, according to our 2018 use